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David Leshare Watson
Welcome to Music in the Vines Recording Label
MITV was founded by David Watson 1998, in the city of Sonoma CA. David saw that some great musicians were not getting the breaks and needed to have a label and home base.
In the beginning, five artists plus David were featured on the MITV website, and within six months there were twelve. In addition to the MITV artists, we also offer music from great musicians on independent labels, further adding to our musical offerings. MITV distributes exclusively through the internet and word of mouth.
Compact Discs by these and all MITV artists may be purchased on-line through our fully encrypted, safe, secure shopping cart system using your Visa or Master Card and recently newly added Square card service.
MITV also sell the finest music Books available (Sher Music Co. Music Books) for jazz, latin and instruction books for beginners and professionals, plus play-along tapes and CD's.
Please enjoy browsing around our site!
Two TV Appearances
Mickey Roker - drums, Chris Berger - bassist, Pete Souders saxophone, not seen - Sam Dockery on piano,
at Ortlieb's Jazz Haus in Philadelphia, PA.
Mel Brown, Benny Golson & David Leshare Watson
at Jimmy Maks, Portland, OR
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Music in the Vines, 111 Northridge Dr. , Ridgefield, WA 98642
David's Upcoming Events
Digging Eddie Jefferson to Charlie Parker, King Pleasure to James Moody
with Pete Petersen
3728 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland
$10 Cover • 8-10 pm
Re-Birth Of The Cool,
Bebop 'n Beyond
The Music of Gil Evans & Miles Davis "Birth Of The Cool"
David Watson vocals and band leader,
Lee Wuthenow tenor sax, Pete Petersen bari sax, Bryan Dickerson alto sax, John Dover trumpet, Tom Hill trombone, Bryant Byers bass trombone & tuba, Jon Letts bass, Laura Cunard piano and Tim Rap drums.
1530 SE 7th Ave, Portland
8 to 11 pm, $8.00 cover
Reservations (503) 360-1233
Re-Birthing The Cool, Bebop 'n Beyond
221 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR
We are doing some of the charts of Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis & Gil Evans and Dave Pell. Most of what we are playing is the West Coast movement in the period which was around the late 1940s and early 1950s.
This music of Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Shorty Rodgers, Shelly Mann and others helped in cooling down for a minute the Hot Jazz played all over the country in the early 1940s and late 30s.
This was a great time to live in, the music was changing and players were getting their pens out and putting great ideas down on paper, then forming groups to perform their works. The music we are playing is the results of those ideas, plus some ideas of Pete Petersen, Slide Hampton and my own.
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David Watson with longtime friend Louis Hayes at Jimmy Maks